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== Nippon Safes ==
== Nippon Safes ==
* Game currently locks up in final safe scene {{BugTrack|num=3420858}}.
* Minor graphics glitch in the finale credits scene, where they're drawn behind a texture on the wall i.e. z-order glitch {{BugTrack|num=3420858}}.
** This is due to mouse cursor hide/show bug and can be worked around by using "showmouse" on debug console.
* Game crashes with assertion in finale cutscene {{BugTrack|num=3420858}}.
** scummvm: ./engines/parallaction/graphics.h:175: virtual uint Parallaction::Cnv::getSize(uint16): Assertion `index < _count' failed.
** Only occurs in English version. It doesn't happen in the Italian version because the script is different (the problematic line is commented out). We could ignore the line at runtime for other versions as well. Fixing it means adding code to handle a character called 'Dinor', which is the dummy version of Dino and I am not sure the actual 'finale' location would work.

Revision as of 13:48, 12 October 2012

Name Parallaction Engine TODO
Technical Contact(s) Parallaction Engine Team
Subsystem Engine


  • Merge input loops: make one input routine for menu, one for dialogue and one for _c_endIntro (possibly merge it with menu). It would be probably needed as part of the new double-buffering implementation. Should be worthy to investigate if it can be made before.
  • Mark all global variables with standard g_ prefix, prior to looking at whether they can be refactored into engine member variables.

Nippon Safes

  • Minor graphics glitch in the finale credits scene, where they're drawn behind a texture on the wall i.e. z-order glitch [Bug #3420858].


  • Sound broken in Multi-lingual DOS variant [Bug #3416863]. Need to check if this is still occuring.


  • The spotlight in the night club should come to a post before Donna enters the stage [Bug #2438549]. The original used a blocking routine to do so.
  • Make proper balloons with rounded corners for dialogues [needs a polygon fill routine].
  • Add workaround for a bad character in the English version speech for the Final safe scene. This manifests as an invalid character, rather than the word "Company" in one of the texts.
  • Museum Caveau control panel - "Push the button" verb appears when it shouldn't [Bug #2970532].
  • In some locations, the explanation overlay object labels can get stuck [Bug #2969911].
    • Eternal Rest Hotel: "telephone" keeps stuck until the door-keeper is gone.
    • Sumo Wrestler "suite": "knock" will be stuck until the cutscene is played.
    • Emperors mansion: Talking to the emperor in duisguise has "cabinet" floating beneath the cursor until the dialogue is finished.
  • Nippon Safes can be purchased as part of Cloanto's "Amiga Forever 2012" collection. Unfortunately, the disk images used have a corrupted Disk 3, which crashes under WinUAE. We may want to add detection and warning about this version.

Big Red Adventure

  • Implement Save/Load.
  • Implement music commands.
  • Correct MIDI music playback - currently differs from original i.e. part1/msc/stanza.msc
    • Sounds like all events have wrong volume and end up in percussion channel.
    • Corrected by [this]
  • Implement non-blocking fades/other gfx (need some updates to the input loop).
  • Fix mouse cursor hide/show. Mouse cursor incorrectly hidden currently (2011-01-13):
    • Re-entering the first room (DOS BRA Demo only).
    • The guy trying to sell you a watch in the park in Part 1.
    • The end of Part 2 when a banana is thrown.
  • Animation graphics glitch with Museum tour guide's mouth during introduction. Looks like a misalignment of the overlay sprite or possibly a z-ordering bug.
  • Game completable up until Park in Part 1, where it is possible for Ego to get stuck in various places, making it almost impossible to complete these screens. Looks like a remaining bug in pathfinding algorithm.
  • Pathfinding lockup upon entry to Romanov Burger in Part 1. Stuck on table in bottom-left corner on entry.

Script bugs:

  • a zone called 'occorig' is defined in location 'camalb' in all versions of the game, whereas 'eccorig' is needed.


  • Cursor loading broken/corrupted i.e. Find out how cursors are stretched.
  • Correctly position text in dialogue balloons (Try using remote control on TV in hotel room i.e. first scene for example).
  • Location text i.e. between scenes, is not displayed.

Tequila & Boom Boom

Implement everything ;)